Posts tagged twitter

Expressing complex ideas or emotions and captivating an audience in just six seconds is a skill. It requires practice and effort. It is a skill that people aren’t just born with, but one that the use of social media can teach a person to cultivate. And it is a skill that artists, who are used to exploring new formats and media of expression, have taken to with some enthusiasm.

Comic shop employee claims she got fired for calling out its 'rape room'

A woman in Salem, Mass., is claiming to have been fired from a local comics shop after she confronted the owner about employees calling a storage room the “rape room.”

Jennifer Williams detailed in a short series of tweets Tuesday night that she had been fired shortly after talking to the owner of Harrison’s Comics and Pop Culture Shop about her concerns.

CeeLo deletes Twitter account after tweeting his insane definition of rape

Curious about the distinction between consensual sex and non-consensual sex? Well, obviously the first person you’d ask to clarify this question is singer and The Voice judge CeeLo Green, who took to Twitter on Sunday to share his thoughts on what constitutes rape. And his argument is…well, it’s about as rational as you’d expect from someone who regularly dresses like a Muppet BDSM enthusiast.

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How news of #Ferguson spread across Twitter 

Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT

You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t do a gif that included the entire world map.
h/t @kthread

interesting to see how dark the middle of the country is

keep in mind the population density of the united states

geardrops:

elloellenoh:

kenyatta:

How news of #Ferguson spread across Twitter 

Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT

You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t do a gif that included the entire world map.

h/t @kthread

interesting to see how dark the middle of the country is

keep in mind the population density of the united states

Who to follow for live updates on Ferguson:

Communities across the country are now rallying around the hashtag #NMOS14, organized by @FeministaJones, for local vigils, listed here (the Google Doc may not be up to date, so search Twitter for #NMOS14 and your city or state to find for more details on local events).

As Wednesday night demonstrated, Twitter is the best way to track what’s going on in Ferguson in real time, but two livestreams—Infowarsand KARG Argus Radio—managed to stay up even as those filming fled plumes of tear gas, and will likely be back online Thursday night. For who to follow on Twitter, we’ve embedded a selection of hand-picked accounts.

We also suggest this list, compiled by Daily Dot contributor Dell Cameron. And for an even more in-depth look, try the Reddit livefeed for Ferguson news and scanner reports.

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Martha Stewart is trolling the Internet into oblivion
“Drones can be useful tools, and I am all about useful tools. One of my mottos is ‘the right tool for the right job,’” Stewart wrote. “Imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he’d had one.”

Martha Stewart is trolling the Internet into oblivion

“Drones can be useful tools, and I am all about useful tools. One of my mottos is ‘the right tool for the right job,’” Stewart wrote. “Imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he’d had one.”

This ‘novel’ is just people tweeting about writing their novels

Point is, it’s a lot easier to tweet about “working on my novel” than, you know, actually work on one’s novel.

Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot
Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?
Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot

Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?

Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.